Research Groups at PEM


Battery Components & Recycling

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In the "Battery Components & Recycling" group, various components of the lithium-ion battery are further developed. This is done in a practical way by means of the associated battery cell production for test cells and large-format pouch cells. In various industrial and research projects, issues relating to the production and design of materials and other components are considered.

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Battery Engineering & Safety

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The "Battery Engineering & Safety" group deals with various issues related to the development of lithium-ion battery systems and their application safety. The focus is on the mechanical, electrical and thermal design of battery cells, modules and packs consisting of prismatic, cylindrical or pouch cells with the aid of simulations and reality tests.

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Battery Production Management

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The "Battery Production Management" group addresses production planning and optimization in order to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of battery cell, module, and pack production. The group supports manufacturing companies within the scope of consulting and planning projects; in research, it addresses issues ranging from digitalization to the scalability of plant-side innovations.

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Battery Production Technology

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The "Battery Production Technology" group deals with topics related to production technology for the manufacture of current and next-generation batteries. The spectrum ranges from process planning and design to the design of plant-side optimization and the development of innovative production technologies for tomorrow's batteries.

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E-Mobility Production Engineering

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The "E-Mobility Production Engineering" group develops and implements innovative solutions in the field of complete vehicle integration of alternative drives and storage systems. The focus is on the development and production of modularly adaptable all-electric and hydrogen-based powertrains for commercial vehicles. The spectrum ranges from small municipal vehicles to heavy construction machinery and long-range trucks.

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Electrics/Electronics (E/E)

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The "Electrics/Electronics (E/E)" group is concerned with the design, development, construction, validation, and integration of E/E systems in the field of electric commercial vehicles, with a particular focus on heavy electric trucks. In addition to purely battery-electric vehicles, system topologies with fuel cells and/or pantographs are also built and researched in the electrification process.

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Electric Drive Production

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The "Electric Drive Production" group conducts research into production technology of electric drives and their active components. From material and component producers to machine and plant manufacturers, it supports every player of the value chain. Topics range from parameter studies in the laboratory environment to prototyping projects as wel as consulting projects in industrialization and production planning.

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Fuel Cell

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The Fuel Cell: Production Technology and Organization group deals with the production technology of PEM fuel cells on the background of mobile applications. In particular, the focus is on the scalability of processes in order to enable a cost reduction for fuel cell technology.

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Pedelec station by Velocity Copyright: © Velocity Mobility

The Micromobility group adresses numerous issues relating to the development and establishment of small, lightweight means of transport for use in urban mobility and logistics applications. In addition to electrified small vehicles, the research focus is on the new conception or further development of necessary infrastructure. The goal is to network micromobility with other solutions.

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